This true story continues to move me in a deep and meaningful way each time I see it.
Broken Promises is a classic. I enjoyed this wonderful true human interest story when it first aired and when I had the opportunity to see it again recently I remembered how good it was. Wonderful actors, portraying complicated characters, skillfully show all sides of an enormously emotionally charged situation. Cheryl Ladd was lovely as the adopting mother desperate to fill her lonely life with caring for a homeless child. Ted Levine and Kathleen Whilhoite were absolutely riveting in their roles as the homeless couple who were hopeless victims of their family backgrounds. Kathleen Whilhoite was heartbreaking as we watch her reluctantly give her daughter to strangers "for the good of the child." Ted Levine mesmerizes us every time he is on screen with the wonderfully complicated characterization of the birth father who deep down loves his daughter but knows he should never have been a father and isn't equipped to fill that role. Being strong for both of them, he persuades his wife to give up the child, a heartbreaking scene. This movie is a wonderful true story of love and selflessness beautifully acted with a final scene that will haunt you for weeks. I recommend this movie to all who love a great true story.
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